In this briefing SMF Chief Economist Nida Broughton assesses the state of the public finances and the Chancellor's options in the lead up to Budget 2015.
Following the financial crisis, UK households experienced the longest period of falling real wages since records began. They were poorly prepared for this, having run down savings and taken on increasing amounts of debt during the 2000s. It is estimated … Continued
A lunchtime discussion to launch the new briefing paper by CAGE academic, Professor Cormac O'Grada on antimicrobial resistance. This event will be held in association with the University of Warwick’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).
SMF Researcher Ben Richards summarises our latest ERSC sponsored Chalk + Talk session with Professor John Hills on the myths surrounding the UK welfare debate.
The SMF respond to Budget 2015 by saying that while Osborne’s Budget didn’t contain the expected pre-election giveaways, it was most certainly aimed at the voting public.
SMF Communications Manager Sean O’Brien summarises our latest ERSC sponsored Chalk + Talk session with Professor Rachel Gibson on digital campaign techniques.
A new SMF report warns that the declining financial position of younger workers and those on low incomes puts a limit on the UK economy’s ability to depend on consumer spending for growth.
SMF Chief Economist Nida Broughton outlines the findings of our latest briefing ahead of 2015 Spending Review which explores the inconsistencies caused by ring fencing certain areas of government spending.